The latest trailer for Brick Mansions, the last film that Paul Walker completed before he died in last year’s car accident, seems like it was made with a very serious mission to make us believe that this is a very serious movie. A remake of the 2004 French film District B13, which was also written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri, and starred David Belle in the same role, Brick Mansions focuses on a cop who has to go deep undercover in the walled city that is run by a drug kingpin (RZA) to stop him from either selling or setting off a neutron bomb. And how do you do that? With parkour, mother f*ckers.
You can say whatever you want about the actual trailer itself – or how the original was a film that never needed to remade, like a lot of you pointed out last time – but holy moly, let’s talk about the song selection for a second. A brooding rock cover of “Stand By Me”? This felt less like a movie trailer and more like the commercial for an upcoming UFC pay-per-view.